David Bowie – The Man Who Sold the World Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1983  Japanese pressing of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold the World, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of  The Man Who Sold the World by David Bowie, including the original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of The Man Who Sold the World is a 1983 pressing on the RCA label of an album that was originally released in 1970 with a different cover.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with a bit of corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played once.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific album.

Background:  Released in 1970, The Man Who Sold the World was the third studio LP by David Bowie.

The album reached #21 on the UK charts but the original release, with a cartoon cover on the Mercury label, did not chart in the U.S.

The following year, the album was reissued in the U.S. on the RCA label with a different cover and the album reached #105 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave The Man Who Sold the World a 4 1/2 star review:

Even though it contained no hits, The Man Who Sold the World, for most intents and purposes, was the beginning of David Bowie’s classic period. Working with guitarist Mick Ronson and producer Tony Visconti for the second time Bowie developed a tight, twisted heavy guitar rock that appears simple on the surface but sounds more gnarled upon each listen. … Musically, there isn’t much innovation on The Man Who Sold the World — it is almost all hard blues-rock or psychedelic folk-rock — but there’s an unsettling edge to the band’s performance, which makes the record one of Bowie’s best albums.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: RCA
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1983
Format: Stereo
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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in